Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

A Treasury of Defacings of Pamela Geller's Racist Subway Ads

Looks like there's not a single one of birther loon Pamela Geller's racist billboards up in New York City that hasn't been defaced; many people promised to ensure that they wouldn't survive, and they weren't kidding around. Enjoy this heartwarming collection of photographs of many, many properly altered ads. Never seen so many people come out of the Internet woodwork to decry the horrors of defacing hate speech. Oh no, is it vandalism? The greatest crime that ever existed? Meanwhile, Mona Eltahawy is waiting for a judge this morning after being arrested for spraypainting over the ads.

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hershmire (#233,671)

And in an ironic twist, "vandalize" comes from the Vandal tribe, one of the many Germanic "savages" to sack Rome.

And now you know.

Jared (#1,227)

God bless Eltahaway and her totally justified civil disobedience, but… pink spray paint? It didn't look too effective in that video that popped up last night. A nice succinct "Racist" sticker is much more effective.

Dave Bry (#422)

I prefer the "Racist" stickers, too. The ones of the hand stamping the "Hate Speech" carry to much of the connotation of censorship. (That that I got myself into some ethical trouble about a few days ago.) It ends up making Geller look like the victim. Which I guess, in a certain sense, she in fact is. But only out of her own horribly misguided doing.

C_Webb (#855)

@Dave Bry I also kind of wish there was a way for the "RACIST" to be next to the text it describes, instead of on top of it, so that people who somehow still don't know what those ads say can read them and agree. Point conveyed; claims of "censorship" by obstruction denied. (Although I admit I'm not sure how, spatially, that would work.)

deepomega (#1,720)

Just cover up that bottom shit with a "This Message Approved By Racists" sticker.

riotnrrd (#840)

I wish I knew how to embed images:

bvxwcdol (#240,803)

Your post had provided me with another point of view on this topic. I had no idea that things can work in this manner as well. Thank you for sharing your perspective.

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